Typically, The New York Times is not the place to find breaking news about education policy. Schools aren’t the priority for its editors, so coverage tends to be cautious and overly deferential to groups that really need some hard questions. It took them years to publish even an opinion piece about the detrimental impact of school closures during Covid on student learning.
So, when the New York Times questions the status quo in schools, I pay attention.
Today, I’m going to highlight some recent pieces about schools in the New York Times. Yes, these topics have been covered extensively elsewhere, including by me in this newsletter, but the recognition of these issues by the Times is a sign that the pendulum is finally swinging in the direction of change.